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    • January 20, 2020 1:04 AM EST
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      http://www.largescalecentral.com/FileSharing/user_6912/Tim's%20Indoor%20Layout/walls%202.jpg

       

       The fiasco continues. Thus far, I have had (supposedly) securely glued pieces come apart, had to break apart other glued sections because they were upside down or wrongly oriented, measured thrice, cut twice and botched the cuts both times.  (doesn't count gluing my fingers together twice.) Still, progress of sorts is being made.

       

      no stranger to mistakes, I made plenty with the last two buildings, but this is a bit out of hand.  

       

      The yellow inside the structure is construction paper - much of the wood is salvage from even more spectacularly failed projects, and I'd used ordinary construction paper as mock carpet and wall paper.  

      This post was edited by Tim at January 20, 2020 1:13 AM EST
    • January 20, 2020 1:11 AM EST
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         Tell me about it. I had to completely start over from scratch. (Fortunately I was able to make something out of the abandoned start.)

       

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    • January 20, 2020 1:15 AM EST
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      Shout out to Pete Lassen for the info on posting photos. It's a bit different on my computer, but you did identify the 'missing step.'

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    • January 25, 2020 1:08 AM EST
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      The disaster continues.  Decided against using the LEMAX stone mat as a foundation, instead said 'screw it,' and started cutting and gluing the scribed siding in place.  Botched a couple cuts, ended up having to piece together the far wall (fortunately, that will be out of sight from casual observation).  The siding has an annoying tendency to curl once glue is applied,

    • January 25, 2020 1:10 AM EST
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    • January 25, 2020 2:08 AM EST
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      Maybe a contact cement would prevent the water based glue warpage...  or a gel CA.

      Mistakes are learning aids.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • January 25, 2020 3:09 AM EST
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      well, the siding is on the church now...though that still leaves the priests quarters.  Might try different glue there.  

       

      trim should hide the really visible flaws...after all, that's what its for, right?

       

       

      This post was edited by Tim at January 25, 2020 3:11 AM EST
    • January 26, 2020 2:04 AM EST
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      Drat.  I KNEW I shouldn't have done it.  I KNEW...but I went and tossed that chimney on my workbench last week...and the mess is such I can't find it.  Guess I'll systematically sift through the whole pile tomorrow...

       

      found it.  but how did it migrate to the bottom of the pile?  I really do need to clean that table off....

      This post was edited by Tim at January 26, 2020 2:17 AM EST
    • January 26, 2020 5:13 PM EST
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      Your build is coming along.

    • January 26, 2020 5:46 PM EST
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      Just starting to do the math for the roof...

       

    • February 2, 2020 8:02 PM EST
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      slow painful progress continues. 

       

      The priest figure arrived - technically he's closer to 1:32 than 1:24...but it's a background structure.  I keep telling myself that.

       

      Botched the cuts for the main roof section twice, (after measuring thrice), decided to use the pieces anyhow.  Holding off for a bit before setting the next two pieces in place.  Grey cardboard shingles should cover the flaws.  Still trying to decide just where to put the chimney, which is why the clerics quarters are roofless. (I think he's upset about that.)

       

      Anyhow, the shrine as it stands now, with the priest surveying his dominion...

       

       

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    • February 3, 2020 3:14 AM EST
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      The priest is wearing red! It's Epiphany!  Send him back him back to seminary immediately!   His liturgical shortcomings aside, the building is coming along great.  I had a hard time getting stuff to stick to our bakery, too, without it warping.  I used TiteBond III and weighted objects with some success.  Note the word "some."

       

      Eric

    • February 3, 2020 5:02 AM EST
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      Hard to see in the pic, but the priest has the sort of wide eyed goofy grin some people get when they're pretending really hard to be pleased.  As this is envisioned to be a rundown church in a seedy part of town...yeah, that's understandable.  

       

      That said, this project has been definitive proof of Murphy's Law - the measures never seem to match the cuts, the wood is warped, the glue don't want to stick...background structure...I keep telling myself that.  Just today I broke my exacto knife cutting some trim.  

      This post was edited by Tim at February 3, 2020 5:03 AM EST
    • February 3, 2020 6:23 AM EST
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      Tim said:

       That said, this project has been definitive proof of Murphy's Law - the measures never seem to match the cuts, the wood is warped, the glue don't want to stick...background structure...I keep telling myself that.  Just today I broke my exacto knife cutting some trim.  

      Welcome to the world of model building. ..............

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    • February 3, 2020 6:42 AM EST
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      Tim, even with the trials you are being put through the build is looking good.

       I must say that with owning one myself, I do believe that worm drive saw may be a bit heavy for our building purposes.

      just saying

    • February 3, 2020 11:15 PM EST
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      Got the roof base glued on, along with the base for the steeple...with surprisingly few mishaps...

       

      Put the chimney together, decided it needed a fireplace to sprout from even though the priests quarters will be...extremely hard to glimpse.  Played around with damaged 1/24 dollhouse stuff and bits and scraps...now he has a fireplace, wardrobe, and a bed.  Not all that great, and in need of fine tuning, but...

       

       

      and...

       

      This post was edited by Tim at February 3, 2020 11:57 PM EST
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    • February 4, 2020 2:29 AM EST
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      Tim,

       

      Every project I apply my conservative measure 45 times and cut once rule.  If two pieces come out the same, it is by accident!  You are way ahead of me here!

       

      Eric

    • February 8, 2020 11:11 PM EST
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      despite ongoing calamities, I might actually finish this project by the deadline.  

       

      mostly trim, figuring out how to fix the steeple (white paper, pen, and brown magic marker), and the last bit of roof for the priests quarters.   And the cross atop the dome.

       

      Barring unusual circumstances, these pics show the sides that will be casually visible.  

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Tim at February 9, 2020 2:07 AM EST
    • February 8, 2020 11:27 PM EST
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      Nice job, Tim.  I like the use of the Christmas ornament.

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    • February 9, 2020 10:43 AM EST
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      That Christmas ornament worked out great

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